The George Brathwaite Column – Say Some More, Sir

George C. Brathwaite

George C. Brathwaite

It is generally useful, if not inspiring, when the nation’s executive leader speaks to the governed about ‘getting Barbados right’. On the face of things, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’, in his recent interaction with the media, spoke on important and controversial matters requiring redress.

Regardless of our take on things such as Cahill, the latest Auditor General’s report, the unending water woes, the flouting of instructions given by the Chief Town Planner, sooner or later, PM Stuart had to address Barbadians on these burning and vexing issues.

Among the explanations coming from the Prime Minister, there was a clear admission that several perplexing occurrences are compounding issues of governance in Barbados. He agreed that there are still “many risks out there” and suggested that he was energized in such a way as to respond to the numerous challenges confronting his Cabinet, inclusive of the requests for public servants to receive salary increases.

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7 Comments on “The George Brathwaite Column – Say Some More, Sir”

  1. Gabriel June 11, 2016 at 9:06 PM #

    In other jurisdictions there is a post cabinet briefing to which the press is invited and questions put and answered. It’s time someone make it abundantly clear to this mob called the DLP,that neither a constituency branch meeting nor a Friday lunch gathering of DLP yardfowls and supporters of the Fatted Calf,neither gathering is a substitute for a Press conference unless you are so arrogant that you think you do not need to speak to the citizenry at large via the media.And in my opinion you are guilty of such an offence.

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  2. Gabriel June 11, 2016 at 9:40 PM #

    Post election 2013,both the member for St Michael South who subsequently became Prime Minister and the member for St Philip South who became Attorney General made statements to the press of vote buying/selling,both criminal offences.No follow up is known to have taken place.Compare this with the just concluded election in St Lucia.There was apparently a supposed plan by Police officers to remove the Kenny Anthony administration from office.What is now in the public domain is that the Police is asking anyone with information to come forward and be heard.There is more in this report from the Voice of St Lucia:-


  3. Donna June 12, 2016 at 8:35 AM #

    Might be come forward and be shot! You never know. Don’t be so quick with your praise!


  4. Well Well & Consequences June 12, 2016 at 9:26 AM #

    Lol…Donna, unlike Bajans, St. Lucians do not take prisoners.those accused who alledgedly committed the offenses also have a 99.9% chance of being taken out, it’s the St. Lucian way.


  5. David June 12, 2016 at 10:12 AM #

    Surprisingly we have not had any real discussion in Barbados and the wider Caribbean for that matter on the IMPACS Report. We get caught up in the political rhetoric and forget the real issues.


  6. Prodigal Son June 12, 2016 at 6:31 PM #

    It wont happen here, Gabriel. It is alleged that the police here are mostly dems….that information was revealed when Tim Slinger was targeted……… the government will continue to run its course…….sad!


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